This video is a response to the intellectually dishonest and self-indulgent whinings of the Mumidiots, in particular Johanna Fernández, who actually made a film about this loser. Interviewed about Abu-Jamal and the significance of his "case" she responded with a broadside against the American criminal justice system, as can be seen here.
According to her, 30% of black men in America aged 16-29 are in prison, on parole or probation, and guess what, it's all Whitey's fault.
As the man said, there are lies, damned lies and statistics, not to mention statistical racism, so let's have some fun with official statistics. The following are extracted from a table compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstracts of the United States: 2011:
In 2008 there were 678,677 male inmates in American prisons, but only 99,175 female.
Now what was that about racism - surely if anything the criminal justice system is sexist ?? What is the reality?
The reality is a lot more complex; crime is not a homogeneous entity; crime is anything that is proscribed by law; at times this has included drinking alcohol, having consensual sex with other adults or even reading from the Bible. The biggest genuine debate concerning crime in the United States and most other countries is not race or sex but the use, possession and distribution of recreational drugs from marijuana to heroine and crack cocaine, but this is not what most people are thinking of when they talk about crime.
For most of us, crime means someone burgling our house or apartment, being mugged in the street, someone stealing money from our bank account; it means being assaulted or murdered simply because we happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time; it means having our car stolen, or being run down by a drunken driver...
It is a sad biological reality that men are more predisposed to criminal acts than are women; violent crime, in particular street crime, is a young man's game for reasons that have nothing to do with any ludicrous race or gender bias.
While some "right wing extremists" also make much of the fact that black men are "disproportionately involved in crime" - whatever that means - it is often conveniently forgotten that blacks are just as often the victims of crime. The most serious genuine problem blacks have in this field is murder, in particular young black men killing each other, often over trivialities. But there are other crimes which transcend even this, as you will see in this short video.
When Johanna Fernández claims it is all Whitey's fault, does she really mean Terry Blair murdered six women because of white bigotry, or that the "Grim Sleeper" was driven to perpetrate his heinous crimes by racist oppression? Get a life.
Incidentally, all the claims Fernández makes here about her hero are totally without foundation, as anyone who has taken the time to read the trial and appeal transcripts will realise. Abu-Jamal murdered a police officer, shot him through the head. He was arrested within two minutes of the crime - two minutes! There were witnesses, there was his gun which just happened to have five spent cases in it; one of his bullets was found in Daniel Faulkner's back, the other in his head. All this and more, yet incredibly braindeads like Johanna Fernández claim he is innocent. What is so frightening about this woman is not that she has such a wide (and dumb) audience but that she is a PhD.
In spite of the enormous publicity generated over his case, Abu-Jamal is a run-of-the-mill murderer. If the death penalty were to be reserved only for the worst of the worst cases - like the serial killers alluded to here - there would be little if any manufactured controversy over it. And, in spite of its being racist - whatever that means - it is clear that most blacks support the death penalty in principle, so even if it had any basis in fact, the "racially stacked" jury argument doesn't wash.
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